Jack arrived at the Haida Gwaii Branch of the BC SPCA on November 16, 2009. His former owner felt he was too active and he couldn’t seem to get along with other animals in the home.
The volunteer branch staff were seriously worried about finding a new home for Jack. He was a happy, healthy young dog but he was also a high-energy pit bull mix who had never received any training. It was going to be hard to find a guardian that was experienced and prepared for this bouncy, active and very muscular dog.
Thankfully, an email arrived from the North! A family living near Whitehorse was interested in adopting one of the pit bulls in the care of the shelter and they were willing to come all the way down to Haida Gwaii. It’s uncommon for someone to travel so far to adopt such a common breed of an animal. A routine reference check was performed and it turned out that this was a family who would go out of their way to help animals in extraordinary need.
When they arrived to meet the adoptable dogs in person they asked to meet whichever dog wasn't likely to find a home otherwise.
Volunteer Branch Manager Shane Windatt replied "That would be Jack.” She also explained that he would need an awful lot of exercise and training.
Thankfully, these animal lovers were happy to take on the challenge and brought Jack home with them to the Northwest Territories on April 2, 2010. Jack’s new family followed-up a little later to provide some photos and let us know that he’s doing well.
Have a happy life, Jack!
(Please note, the BC SPCA does not endorse the running of a dog beside an ATV due to high risk of injury and accident.)
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